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Stock Market Today: December 30th - January 3rd, 2020

Discussion in 'Stock Market Today' started by bigbear0083, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. bigbear0083

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    Happy New Year!
     
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    Chinese stocks trading here in the US are on a tear today after the easing move from China :eek:
     
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    Got a feeling we're going to need this emoji for 2020...

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    or this one:

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    2019 and 2020 Dogs of the Dow
    Thu, Jan 2, 2020

    The Dogs of the Dow strategy is a simple, hands-off investment approach that says to buy the 10 highest yielding stocks in the Dow 30 at the start of each year. With the calendar turning over from 2019 to 2020, below is a look at how the Dogs strategy performed in 2019. As shown, the 10 Dogs posted a total return of 19.38% in 2019, which was below the 25% return for the Dow and well below the 28% that the 20 non-Dogs returned. The biggest winner in the Dogs in 2019 was JP Morgan (JPM) with a gain of 47.27%, but Pfizer's (PFE) decline of 6.92% really hurt overall performance.

    The 20 non-Dogs were led by Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Visa (V), and United Tech (UTX), while Walgreens Boots (WBA) and 3M (MMM) were the two non-Dogs that fell in 2019. Start a two-week free trial to Bespoke Institutional to access our Trend Analyzer tool and track key trends in individual stocks and major ETFs.

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    Moving on to 2020, below is a list of this year's Dogs of the Dow. Eight of the ten Dogs from 2019 remain on the list, while 3M (MMM) and Walgreens Boots (WBA) -- the two non-Dogs that fell in 2019 -- have replaced JP Morgan (JPM) and Procter & Gamble (PG) -- the two biggest gainers of the Dogs in 2019. Dow Inc. (DOW) is the highest yielding Dog at 5.12%, followed by Exxon (XOM), IBM, and Verizon (VZ), which all have dividend yields above 4%.

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    kind of an interesting stat i came across just now about 2019 i found was that for all the news headlines we had throughout the full year, did you know that the max pullback for the whole year was just -6.8%? that's actually about half of the average yearly pullback you typically would see which is more like -14%.

    in other words - last year was actually a pretty calm year, despite all the trade noise, etc etc :p

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    whelp, tomorrow at market close officially will conclude the "SCR" (santa claus rally). so far the spx is up just about +0.50% as of this post. absent some black swan-ish event, it looks like we'll have a "green" santa this year. that's a good thing, because the past 5 instances when the "SCR" had ended red, it brought a pretty violent/volatile january for the full month historically speaking.

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    I couldn’t remember there was a scary sell off at all last year to be honest :p
     
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    I think I read it somewhere that if the first trading day is positive then the market usually finish the year in the green, not sure if I remember it correctly though :p
     
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    A pretty good day for me. I have some Chinese stocks in BABA, BIDU, MOMO, BILI and LK in my portfolio, all are up pretty nicely for the day except LK :D
     
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    Growth stocks looking to start outperforming value stocks again.
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    Market continues to head higher into the close :eek:
     
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    I got a little lucky with my BIDU trade. Just bought it end of last year for a trade since it has underperformed, got lucky with that China easing news :p
     
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    Just 2 minutes before the close, safe to say this market starts the year with a bang :D
     
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    Big drop after Iran Assholes blown up at Iraq airport.
    No big deal to me...
     
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    It should be a big deal. Sure the dude was a fuckwad, but he's a head of state. Many US generals have predicted months ago when there were previous escalations that a full-on war with Iran would require a draft of men up to the age of 35. I just hope Iran doesn't retaliate in a way that I'm sure the US is hoping they will so they can get into another profitable war at the expense of millions of lives.

    Again, the dead guy was a dick who deserves to die, but you can't just kill people for being bad.
     
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    The assholes were planning other attacks to kill more Americans.
    Also, they were listed as a terrorist organization.
    Yes, Trump had full authority to kill them.
     
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    And killing a head-of-state of another country won't provoke even more deaths of Americans (and innocent Iranians as well of course)? Would the US respond if Iran had hit Mike Pompeo or Mike Pence with an air strike?
     

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